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Metaphysical Meditations on Love and Truth. A Dedication to Devika Primić

Updated on November 19, 2019
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Master

"Truth is in all

But Love is all." - Sri Chinmoy

Wisdom from the Master


Mystic Love

My past was once filled, with incomplete memories,

Missing out on the joys of endless Love.

Now my Mercedes works well and does not need towing;

Yet I’m secure, in knowing that the Mechanic is here.

My Shyama, You took me away, from this ephemeral world

Of shadows; gave me the golden ticket, to the abode of Peace.

Now the willow constantly sings Your songs of newness;

The moon fades, only to re-emerge with a translucent Light.

The wind of Thy breath waltzes, in each blossoming flower;

I am the orchid opening to this rhapsody;

You are the fragrance in my dance.

I once infected this Temple, with uncomely medicine,

But You wept blood on the crown of my Heart --

A sacred defibrillator, restoring this song-bird to new life.

I see You, a resplendent smile within, merging with

The synergy of the sun. Your lustered silhouette

Sparkles, blending with Orion and twinkling stars.


There’s now a Lover in my Spirit, the steady beat

Of Her pulse elated, from the harvest of my agony of longing.

I was a caged golden sparrow, who yearned to soar,

Into the vast emptiness of Freedom. Now

My soul rejoices, in the twilight of the moons glowing light,

My Empress, Thy breath is the flute on my lips;

I am Your melody; You are my song.

In my comings’ and goings’, joys and despair,

I see only You, sweet Majesty. You are my Fire, and

The agony of my quest, is most assuredly Thy peerless flame.

Love said to me. “I am not confined, O Lantern.

I’m the pure Emptiness in you, an ecstatic wine,

Sweet, yet sour, vast, yet wrapped up in Myself,

Spinning and whirling, spinning and whirling,

Into the sugarcane fields of endless time.”

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 15th November, 2019


On Truth

When the snow falls, it sometimes begins like flakes,

Drifting in the atmosphere. The wind blows wherever Love takes it,

Carrying these divine messengers of heaven, to the pollen,

The stamen of flowers, the foliage … my stained-glass windows.

The light flakes kiss my face and hugs me gently, intimately.

Their healing effects, sometimes exactly what I need,

In this noisy world of modern consumerism.

I am a spark of Spirit, no less than the flakes … the stars.

Indeed, since I aspire for the Highest, then perhaps I'm their Master.

Still, you would not necessarily know.

Sometimes I'm fragile, vulnerable … susceptible to danger …

To being squashed upon, like the flakes heralding snow.

Truth is often just as delicate, requiring wisdom-light, to illuminate its path.

O Lantern, be as wise as Solomon and as gentle as the snow.

- Manatita, 4th November, 2019


Wisdom from the Master

"Everything really does happen for a reason,

And even if you cannot understand it all,

Everything that happens to you,

is meant to happen for the progression of your soul." Sri Chinmoy

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  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london


    It is good that you are here and that you appreciate the Hub. Higher blessings.

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    Devika Primić 

    12 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Hi manatita44, Thank you for writing this tribute I had no idea until I browsed through to comment I saw this hub. Just amazing! I felt joy in my heart and see how great you are for doing this for me and for the many others as well. I appreciate your goodness toward us. A pleasure to read your work and see your great talent in sharing such warm words.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    It is indeed a big one, Bhai Ji Big indeed! Thank you so much!

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    MG Singh emge 

    12 months ago from Singapore

    Excellent dedication to truth. I am sfrsid its the biggest casuality in the material world . Great write, Sir.

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    12 months ago from london

    Thank you, Ruby. Lots of Love and Gratitude. Have a great weekend.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    12 months ago from Southern Illinois

    Love and truth, who could ask for more? Devika is a sweet person and deserves a beautiful dedication from you. Your words touch the inner soul.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Ah, Bill,

    You are as charming as anyone else here. A pretty special sentiment. Gratitude … much!

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    Bill Holland 

    12 months ago from Olympia, WA

    Devika is a fascinating woman and deserves such a dedication. Your poetry is almost a physical presence, a manifestation of love and hope, a beautiful thing indeed.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Thanks Alicia.

    You are taking your time with the next one? Thank you so much!!

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    Linda Crampton 

    12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I love the imagery and metaphors in your poetry. You share so much for us to think about, which I appreciate.

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    12 months ago from london

    Hi Peggy,

    Thanks for the sentiment for Devika as well as myself. Have a great weekend and love to your husband and family.


    I so love to see you smiling! I noted your last three Hubs, I believe. You have become a motivational writer? Cool! We need more!!

    Guruji has been the most remarkably visionary of the 20th and 21st Century. Keep reading. Someone once said that Rumi has never had a word out of place, even in translation. Such is his power. Guruji (Sri Chinmoy), is even more so and he wrote in English.

    Guruji teaches that when a seeker is reading his words soulfully, he is consciously aware and inwardly helps them. Perhaps he is helping you. Inner growth is very subtle.

    Now my sweet you say so many nice things to me. Watch this space!

    P.S. You have done a tremendous service to humanity. Ever since I have known you, you have been doing this voice work. Amazing!!

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    Peggy Woods 

    12 months ago from Houston, Texas

    This is a wonderful tribute to Devika. She is a joy to follow on HubPages as are you.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I'm a follower of Sri Chinmoy and inhale his quotes and wisdom for a few minutes each day. John Wooten's quote is timely for me too as I struggle to finish my instruction book for vocalists.

    Your poetry is lovely. Your words form a musical symphony filled with creative coloring.

    I thank you, dear manatita, for your divine inspiration and love.

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    Dora Weithers 

    12 months ago from The Caribbean

    Mystic love is mystic, I agree. "Sweet, yet sour," and indescribable. I especially like the the final two lines from "Truth." Yes, Devika deserves a tribute, and I admire your caring, honest heart to recognize her.

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    12 months ago from london

    A fine day indeed, Bro. A fine day indeed! Much Love.


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    Eric Dierker 

    12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Manatita I just got some peace loving within. In calmness it will be a fine day.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Here's the paradoxical thing. Godmen say in the highest state it cannot be described. Yet they use words to try and tell us. Brother Lawrence called it a Sweet Gaze. Ramakrishna tried but at a certain level he became mute. Guruji demonstrates. We can tell that he becomes other worldly but thats it. Love has to be experienced.

    Thank you Bro. Peace.

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    Eric Dierker 

    12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Thanks. I am a fan of Devika. The study of Ontology is forever fascinating and worthy of our study. I am Sometimes I contemplate if love is an "it" or and "is".

    I wonder if the snowflake is the embodiment of love. Touch upon, then fully lose self.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    12 months ago from london

    Thank you , John

    Yes. This is my forte, by God's Grace. Good day to you.

    Yes Mary,

    And you are receptive to it. Praise be!

    Hi Lorna,

    A supreme compliment. Thank you so much!!

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    Lorna Lamon 

    12 months ago

    There is something very spiritual about your writing Manatita which draws you in. "On Truth' is so delicately written, yet the message is so profound. I enjoyed this reading experience.

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    Mary Norton 

    12 months ago from Ontario, Canada

    As usual, you plump the depths with your words. It is itself a meditation to read your article.

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    John Hansen 

    12 months ago from Queensland Australia

    Deep and metaphysical. A good dedication to Devika. Peace to you.


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